JACK Flatley will have his third professional fight in Bolton after making it two wins in two on Saturday night.
The Farnworth boxer beat Dan Blackwell over four rounds at the Manchester Arena and is already looking forward to his next bout at the Macron Stadium on February 20.
Flatley was awarded three of the four rounds against fellow middleweight Blackwell and was much happier than when he beat ex-Marine Lewis van Poetsch on his debut 10 weeks ago.
«I won three rounds but, to be honest, I thought I won all four,» he said after inflicting a 51st defeat in 57 fights on Blackwell who has only been knocked out once.
«I stuck to the plan and was much more relaxed than I was in the first fight and I’m much happier with my performance.»
The 21-year-old who fights out of Elite Gym in Halliwell under the watchful eye of coach Alex Matvienko is hoping fighting in his home town will see an upswing in supporter numbers.
«I sold 140 tickets for my first fight and only about 70 for this one but that was because it’s Christmas and people don’t have the money,» he said.
«I’ve got good support but I hope fighting in Bolton will get a lot more watching me.
«There were a couple of other shows I probably could have been on but I’d rather fight in Bolton because I’ll probably have a good following.»
And the former Harper Green High School pupil hopes to build on another impressive performance against his Trowbridge opponent.
«It was a good fight and the good thing was I blocked a bit better than last time,» he said.
«It went a bit more to plan, I was more relaxed, and I am a lot more happy than last time.
«He was tough and he took the shots but I hurt him a few times. He had a big overhand right but nothing worried me.
«I got him with a lot of jabs, three or four in a row straight down the middle, and plenty of combinations.»